Nate Burleson, the Detroit Lions wide receiver, is ahead of schedule recovering from the leg he broke on Oct. 22 in the Monday night loss at Chicago.
Burleson, an aspiring media talent, appeared on NFL AM on Monday to talk about wide receivers in this weekend’s draft.
“The great news is I’m healed up. I just got news from my doctors that the bone is good. I’m running and jumping three months ahead of schedule,’’ Burleson said on the air as reported by NFL.com.
The wide receiver underwent surgery on Oct. 26 where a plate and five screws were inserted in his leg to fix a broken tibial plate.
The Lions need a healthy Burleson. Ryan Broyles underwent ACL surgery in November and is unlikely to be 100 percent early in camp. Titus Young was released in February.
It’s expected the Lions will draft a wide receiver somewhere after the first round. That’s all good with Burleson who welcomes the competition and the help.
“The way I look at it you are going to war every time you line up on Sunday, the more ammunition you have the better it is for you to go out there and battle,’’ he said on NFL AM.